Malta is a small island state in the Mediterranean central region. The country's climate is typical Mediterranean, temperatures are between 20 and 30 C in summer and between 1 - 15 C in winter. Rain falls in this area mainly in the winter. In addition to the country's numerous small towns and cities and its existing capital, there is also Mdina (Malta's old capital city) and Rabat, the location of the St. Paul's Catacombs and the Domus Romana. St. Julian is famous for its nightlife and Sliema is the popular shopping place north of the capital. The Island has also a number of beautiful sandy beaches and two Stone Age temples.
Monthly Weather Conditions
if you are looking for uninterrupted sunshine then the summer months are the best time to visit Malta. However, Malta is also an excellent winter destination if you want to go for a walking or activity holiday the cooler months are just the ticket, although November and December tend to be the months with the most rain.
More information: Malta forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Malta is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $69.46, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $244.18, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Basic hotel: $78.17
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.43
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $20.00
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $3.03
- Meal, McDonalds: $9.70
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $18.18
Malta has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 69.1 (better than United states average 47.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 89.3 (better than United states average 69.5)
- Walking alone at night: 74.8 (better than United states average 41.7)
More information: Malta safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.